Nothing But Tea recently stocked a load of new teas, and they launched a new, smart-looking online tea shop. Both are definitely worth checking out. Today I’m reviewing their new Ding Gu Da Fang, and in the following weeks I will try and report about some of their other new teas. Please keep an eye on this space!
– The dry leaf consists of flat, slender, long leaves that are light green and yellow in colour. It looks similar to a Dragon Well
– When the dry leaf is added to warmed crockery, it gives off a sweet, nutty aroma
– The tea cups out a very pale liquor (like a white tea) with a sweet, grassy aroma
– It is a medium-bodied tea that is very smooth. The flavour of the liquor is well balanced between grassy and sweet (tree fruit) notes
– Infuse this tea with 75C water for one minute. Increase infusion time by 30 to 45 seconds with each infusion. You will get two to four infusions with this tea
– I’m very impressed with the grassy, sweet flavour balance of this tea. I prefer it to most Dragon Wells, which can be too nutty for me. I also think this tea holds up better to multiple infusion than most Dragon Wells, making it good value
Retail price: 100 grams for £11.40 / 250 grams for £27.08 / 500 grams for £51.30